Vacation at the YMCA

Not traveling for school breaks this year? Let us bring the fun to you at the Y!

Vacation at the Y

Vacation at the YMCA

Not traveling for school breaks this year? Let us bring the fun to you at Y!

Looking for fun, exciting and safe activities featuring different vacation destinations during the upcoming February school vacation week, February 22-26? Think of the Y as your own resort with activities offered in the pool, arts and crafts, family sports and games, and more! All activities will be free for YMCA Family Members.

Location: Nashua YMCA

Dates: February 22-26

Time: 10am – 12pm (Three In-Person, Rotating, 30-Minute Activities with 15 Minute Breaks Between Them. See Below for Daily Schedule)

Price: Free to YMCA Family Members

 

Vacation at the YMCA Registration:

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OTHER FEBRUARY VACATION OPTIONS AT THE YMCA

In addition to the Free Vacation at the YMCA activities, the YMCA is also offering week long camps in Dance, Baseball and Sports to help keep your kids busy this February Vacation Break. The cost for these camps are $210 per week (Sports Camp at the Westwood Park YMCA is also available on a daily basis at $50 per day). More information can be found in our registration portal.


 

Vacation at the YMCA Schedule:

Every day will consist of 3 in-person activities and a Virtual event families can do at home. Each day of February school vacation week, February 22-26, will have a different country theme, from Switzerland to Italy to the Netherlands and more.

Vacation at the Y

  • Activity 1: 10am-10:30am

  • Activity 2: 10:45am-11:15am

  • Activity 3: 11:30am-12pm

  • The three activities will consist of an arts/humanities block, a swim block and a sports block.

 

Monday 2/22: Switzerland
  • VIRTUAL: Snowman Cotton Ball Craft and Word of the Day (Pre-recorded and available On Facebook Event Page all day)
  • ARTS/HUMANITIES: Make home made snow
  • SWIM: Family Open Swim
  • SPORTS: Magic Trains and a “Snowball” Fight
    • Switzerland is known for many great things. The Swiss Alps provide great sights and skiing, but they are also known for their “magic trains” who can get to almost any point in the country despite the terrain, and of course remaining neutral in hostile situations. Families will create a family “train” and complete various fun tasks while keeping linked and attached to each other.

    • This will all be finished with a Neutral Snowball Fight

 

Tuesday 2/23: France
  • VIRTUAL: Pointillism Flower Painting and Word of the Day (Pre-recorded and available On Facebook Event Page all day)
  • ARTS/HUMANITIES: Ballet Class with Some History Fun!
  • SWIM: Family Open Swim
  • SPORTS: French Open (pickleball) or Boulles (similar to Bocce)
    • Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a wiffle ball, with 26-40 round holes, over a net.

    • Boules is a collective name for a wide range of games similar to bowls and bocce in which the objective is to throw or roll heavy balls as close as possible to a small target ball, called the jack in English.

 

Wednesday 2/24: Italy
  • VIRTUAL: Make Your Own Ice Cream (Gelatto) Using Ice and Cream in Bags and Word of the Day (Pre-recorded and available On Facebook Event Page all day)
  • ARTS/HUMANITIES: Paper Plate Pizza Craft
  • SWIM: Family Open Swim
  • SPORTS: Pool Noodle Soccer
    • Italy loves their pasta so we will use our own special noodles! Each family member will get a pool noodle and they need to use the noodle to play the games, instead of their feet. A soccer obstacle course will be set up where families will need to noodle down the court and around some obstacles and then shoot and score. They will retrieve the ball and noodle back to the other end and get it to their partner so they can go.

 

Thursday 2/25: Spain
  • VIRTUAL: Sombrero Craft and Word of the Day (Pre-recorded and available On Facebook Event Page all day)
  • ARTS/HUMANITIES: Picasso Painting/Dice Game
  • SWIM: Family Open Swim
  • SPORTS: “Running of the Bulls” or La Tomatina
    • The Running of the Bulls! Be prepared to run, run, run, as our instructor (the bull) will be chasing you down! This is a fun twist on the game tag, where the person who is “it” will need to run around with their hands on their head with their index fingers pointed up as if they were an angry bull.

    • Did you know that eyeglasses were invented in Spain? What would the world be like without glasses? We will explore blindfold races where families need to partner up and guide their partner around an obstacle course. One partner can see, but the other can’t so a focus on communication will be very important! Cover your eyes, and use your ears to guide you through the course!

    • Spain is also known for La Tomatina, the largest tomato food fight in the world! In this activity families will have multiple throwers and one runner. The runner must run from one end of the basketball court to the other without being hit. The family member that goes down and back the most times before being hit will win.

 

Friday 2/26: Netherlands
  • VIRTUAL: Various Tulip Crafts and Word of the Day (Pre-recorded and available On Facebook Event Page all day)
  • ARTS/HUMANITIES: Paper Cup Windmills
  • SWIM: Family Open Swim
  • SPORTS: “Speedskating” and Cup Stacking, Handball or Korfball
    • The Netherlands is big into speed skating and cup stacking. Using two shoe boxes with pieces of felt attached to the bottom, families will step into the shoe boxes and race down to one end of the gym. They would have to build a structure using cups based off a picture that was printed and then once the structure is created, they would need to skate back to their team and swap the skates.

    • Netherlands is also big into Handball and Korfball. Using a basketball, a family will need to pass the ball to each other without the ball hitting the ground, and without taking any steps with the ball before scoring a hoop on the other end of the gym. If the ball hits the ground, or the family misses the shot, they need to restart from the other end.

Vacation at the YMCA Registration:

Register Today
 

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